Rebuilding the Church in San Francisco California Catholic Daily exclusive. On March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Catholics filled San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Church as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone consecrated the parish’s new adoration chapel.  The work on the St. Joseph’s … [Read More...]

Cardinal Burke promises to correct situation over Amoris Laetitia confusion

Cardinal Raymond Burke once again has promised to “correct the situation” over confusion surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial 2016 document on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia. The American cardinal was speaking March 24 during a Q&A session after a presentation at Saint Raymond of … [Read More...]

Transgender madness from Sacramento

Transgender advocates in the California Legislature have introduced legislation that would require elderly residents in skilled nursing facilities to share rooms and bathrooms with biologically opposite individuals. SB 219, sponsored by Senator Wiener, would allow a transgender individual to … [Read More...]

LA archdiocese sued over cemetery care

Two Orange County residents are suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, alleging that a Mission Hills cemetery has misused maintenance funds and left their family's gravesites in ruins. Jodi Howard and William Howard, whose relatives are buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in … [Read More...]

AP new style: don’t write “both, either or opposite sexes or genders”

In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, the Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race. “Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according … [Read More...]

California may ban chaplains from meeting with death row prisoners before execution

In an odd and unexplained rule change proposal, California may ban chaplains from meeting with death row prisoners nearer than three hours before their scheduled execution. The California Department of Corrections (CDCR) is engaged in a detailed revision of its procedures for ending the lives of … [Read More...]

LA priest to be honored at Notre Dame University commencement

Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, will receive the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal — the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics — at Notre Dame’s 172nd University commencement ceremony on … [Read More...]

Here’s what Bishop Barnes learned during 25 years serving the San Bernardino diocese

Bishop Gerald R. Barnes is celebrating his 25th year of leadership in the Diocese of San Bernardino, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties. No current Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has led a diocese longer than Barnes, diocese officials said. COMFORTING … [Read More...]

Why these women skipped out on surgical abortion day

Report from the third week of March, 2017 We are halfway the Spring campaign of 40 Days for Life. Prayers on abortion day really do make a difference. Last week at FPA on Tuesday, which is surgical abortion day, 4 women who had appointments at FPA walked out and went into Turning Point Pregnancy … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

  Name of Church Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel Address (on the grounds of Thomas Aquinas College – “TAC”) 10,000 Ojai Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060 Phone number (805) 421-5931 Website Mass … [Read More...]

Adoration, confession, and worship for busy college students

For many college students, making time for God can be tough, especially during Lent. But the Titan Catholic club at Cal State Fullerton hopes to provide faith-filled opportunities among both students and alumni. With Masses, opportunities for Holy Confession, Adoration, Bible studies, discernment … [Read More...]

Orange diocese sends immigration precautions to all parishes

Bishop Kevin Vann has sent a letter to all Diocese of Orange parishes directing them to be prepared in the event of an encounter with immigration enforcement officials at or near a church, school, hospital or clinic. The letter went out after reports of a van believed to belong to Immigration and … [Read More...]

“Like demolishing a Renoir”

The iconic 250-foot Tower of Hope designed by famed mid-century architect Richard Neutra was honored recently by the prestigious American Society of Civil Engineers for its seismic upgrade work. Recognized as one of Neutra’s historically significant buildings, the Tower of Hope was built in 1968 by … [Read More...]

For most of his career, Archbishop José Gomez has been known as a strong conservative

With the Donald Trump presidency, we’re in a through-the-looking-glass moment in America, in which the previously implausible on multiple fronts has become the new normal. That includes the political profile of the U.S. Catholic bishops, and perhaps no one illustrates the point better than … [Read More...]